Alton Towers thrilled with safe solutions provided by Ancorite

Alton Towers, part of the Merlin Entertainment Group, is the largest theme park in the UK priding itself on the safety of its visitors and staffing team alike. With a reputation for excellence, Ancorite was delighted to be approached by Alton Towers to undertake work on its catering facilities within its prestigious resort hotel.


With the need to carry out a comprehensive kitchen refurbishment, Alton Towers Hotel looked to Ancorite to provide a premium flooring solution that would withstand high-traffic for staff and remain safe, hygienic and durable at all times.


Work on the kitchen began with the removal of the existing vinyl flooring and underlay and the subtraction of the original ceramic tiles and adhesive bedding, dating back to the 1990’s. Once the preparation work was complete, Ancorite installed new drainage channels using stainless steel 304-grade fixed gullies for their high flow capacity rates, and subsequently replaced manhole covers with 304 grade stainless lids – both of which were fixed with Emaco fast curing repair mortars.


With safety in mind at all times, Ancorite opted for a Master Builders Ucrete DP20 system for its heavy-duty slip-resistant properties right across the 180m2 kitchen area – ideal for potentially wet and greasy processing environments – and installed 115m of coved skirting using Ucrete RG at 150-200mm high to replace the old tiled skirtings. In addition, a network of falls was created with Ucrete FL in the pot wash area to allow for the free passage of water to the drains.


In line with Alton Tower’s commitment to ensuring the environment remained as safe as possible, Ancorite carried out post completion slip tests achieving a wet and dry PTV >55 in all areas.


The whole project was completed within a tight, 2-week time frame from strip-out to handover, allowing the minimum shutdown period and enabling the operations to resume in time for a pre-booked event for over 500 guests.


For more information on this project or to discuss how we can help, please get in touch with the team.